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Italian Tomato Salad Recipe

Italian Tomato Salad Recipe

When you're sharing your bumper crop of tomatoes with friends and family, be sure to send along a copy of this extra-easy recipe. The light oil-and-vinegar dressing and subtle seasonings let the wonderful flavors of just-picked tomatoes and crisp cucumbers come through.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 medium tomatoes, sliced
  • 1/2 medium cucumber, sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons cider or red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Layer tomatoes, cucumber and onion in a large salad bowl. Combine oil, vinegar, basil, salt and pepper; drizzle over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate; until ready to serve. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 150 calories, 14 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 155 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 1 g protein.